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Friday, March 2, 2012

Blog: Take 3

You know that feeling when you've blown a diet...again and again (and again) and then you don't even know where and how to start back? Well, that's kind of how I feel with blogging right now.

I was looking back at some posts from a few months ago and I so much enjoyed reading what the kids were doing at the time....things I didn't even remember even though they don't seem like they were that long ago.

So, where to start back? I guess now!

Asher had his 4 yr old check a week and a half ago. He's 4.5, but we got off track a couple of years ago. He was diagnosed with Asthma when he was two, and we pretty much lived in the Dr.'s office for a few months around that time, so we missed his official check-up by 6 months even though we were in and out of the Dr. for about 4 months. So, I guess this is 4.5 yr check up!

He got his eyes checked and his hearing checked and passed both with flying colors. I talked at length to our pediatrician (who I love!) about several things. But, here's the low down.

1. He's still really little. Asher gained a whopping 1lb and grew 3/4 of an inch, which means he weighs 32 lbs and is 38 inches tall.

2. His asthma seems to be getting better, so we're decreasing his dosage. Yay!

3. He is developing allergies. He'll start taking Claritin as needed. And most of you probably know, allergies and colds can aggravate asthma so, that makes me a little nervous. :(

4. He is ready for kindergarten! Dr. Brichant asked him several developmental questions and he made me so proud. When she asked him about the shapes he knew, my boy doesn't talk about circles and squares. He tells her about octagons, hexagons and polygons.

5. The nurses just kept praising how well he followed directions, how brave and calm he was. He really didn't know what was coming with those shots and showed out big time after that. Ha! I promised him a milk shake after the shots and I'm pretty sure he would have cried for an hour had I not bribed him to stop crying before we left the office.

It was a great appt. (minus the shots) and our pedi. did a great job addressing my concerns.

And while I'm talking about Asher, I have to point out a few new things he can do. Drum roll please......he has finally learned how to button and unbutton buttons!!! This is such a milestone for him (and us!!!) that he doesn't need us to help get him dressed and undressed anymore. He's so cute and proud of himself too. As he gets dressed every morning he says, "Mommy look! Watch me do this."

He continues to bless my heart the way he loves God. When Jesus talked about faith like a child, I KNOW he was thinking about kids like Asher. He loves Jesus, he loves to pray, and he loves to read his bible. He never ceases to amaze me.

He tries so hard with Maryclaire! And she is so rotten to him! They are both just as jealous as they can be over one another. He has revived his Sesame Street underwear b/c she loves S.S so much. He puts it on, runs to her room, and shakes his little booty in her face so she can see. It's a small act, but so sweet and funny!


  1. LOL at the Sesame St. undies!

    Asher is a smartie...way to go Mama! ;)

  2. Yes, the SS Undies thing is hilarious!!! You'll be glad you wrote about that when they're teenagers and you're reminiscing. And bribery - yes...a great mom tool. :) Love it.

  3. Hellllloooo there! Hope you're doing well! Miss your blogging. :)


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